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is therefore further weighed. His vain attempt to

itself argued, by considering the injury done to

prove what he designs. His second proposition

the divine, with what we may suppose done to a

considered. His definition of a substance defec-

human, government; where repentance not con-

tive. Proves not his purpose. His third, fourth,

stantly thought a sufficient recompense; other-

and fifth proposition. His eighth scholia. The

wise, a penitent delinquent was never to be pu-

manuductio ad pantosophiam.

59 nished. “Difference between God's pardon and

Chap. II. Animadversions from a French writer,

man's in most usual cases. Recompense for

nameless. His pretence to confute Spinosa.

wrong done to government, quite another thing

The opinion of the world's being made of in-

from what answers the appetite of private re-

dependent self-existing matter; chosen by him

venge. Expressions that seem to import it in

and asserted against two other opinions. That

God, how to be understood. Shown ihat they

of matier's being created out of nothing rejected,

import no more than a constant will so far to

and falsely charged with novelty. Moses, and

punish offences, as is necessary for the asserting

the author to the Hebrews misalleged, vindicat-

and preserving the rights and dignity of his go-

ed. Self-originate, independent matter disproved:

vernment. So much most agreeable, and neces-

asserted by this author with evident seli-contra-

sarily belonging to the perfection of the divine

diction; and without necessity.


nature. And if the justice of a human govern-

ment requires it, of the divine much more. .

Chap. III. The reason of what next follows. Di-

rections to readers not wont to inquire into the

CHAP. VII. The notion of justice in the divine

grounds of their religion. A summary and

government, and in a human, not altogether the

plainer proposal unto such, of what hath been

same. A thing said to be just, in a negative and a

said in the former Part, concerning God's exist-

positive sense. The question discussed. Whether

ence and conversableness with men. The reason-

God's will to punish sin were, antecedently to

ableness (so much being already evinced) of

bis legal constitution to that purpose, just, not

alleging, and relying upon the testimony of the

only in the former sense, but in the latier also ?

Holy Scriptures. The expressness of that testi-

Volenti non fit injuria, as to man neevis limita-

mony concerning the unity of the Godhead, the

tion. Holy Scripture speaks of God's punishing

trinity therein. The absolute perfection of the

sin, not merely as a concomitant of justice, but

divine nature. The infiniteness of God's knɔw-

an effect. His will to punish it must proceed

ledge, power, goodness, and presence. His pro-

froin justice; not, primarily, according to the

pensions towards men, and apiness (supposing

common notion of justice, as it respects the

there were no obstruction) to human converse.

rights of another; therefore another notion of

Matters of doubt herein resolved.

67 it (as to him) to be sought. God's rights so una-

lienable, that he cannot quit them to his own

CHAP. IV. That there is an obstruction to this

wrong as man can. Secondarily, according to

intercourse. The method of the following dis-

the other notion, his right to punish depends not

Man's apostacy from Gud, and the

on his legal constitution, but that on it. That he

vitiated state of his nature; not only represented

cannot altogether quit it, no detraction from

in the sacred writings, bui also acknowledged

him. Justice, in a larger notion, doth further

and lamented by pagans :-very mistakenly, in

oblige to insist upon recompense; viz. universal

some respects; wherein perhaps some of them

justice, as especially it comprehends his holiness,

not justly understood. This not the primitive

his wisdom. The fitness of God's methods here-

state of man; therefore not to be imputed to

in not to be only contemplated by men, but an-

the Author of nature. The temple of God

gels. In what sense punishments to be reckoned

hereby became unfit for the divine presence.

debts. This matter summed up.

Unsuitable. Disaffected. Hereupon forsaken,

and most justly.

71 Chap. VIII. The first head thus far insisted on,

that a sufficient recompense was necessary : the

CHAP.V. The restitution of this temple undertaken

second succeeds, that no less w is sufficient than

by the Emmanuel : First, more darkly prefigured;

that made by Emmanuel. Dishonour to have

afterward, more clearly manifested. This con-

insisted on less. What the divine estimate in

stitution of Emmanuel sufficient. Necessary for

this matter was, his own word shows. His love

this purpose. That he was himself to be the plat-

to offenders otherwise under restraint. Pro-

form, the foundation, and the founder of it.

posed to consideration, 1. How great things

The original temple. And was, in order hereto,

were to be remitted, the sins of all times, and

also a sacrifice; to procure that God might

ages. Not from insufficiency unapplicable to

honourably, and without wrong to his governing

all sinners. Remission to be granted, by a uni-

justice, return, and have his abode with men.

versal law. 2. How great to be vouchsafed.

And that they might become prepared to receive

Which follows. .

bis returning presence. For which purpose he

hath in him the power of giving the Holy Spirit, CHAP. IX. Concerning the gift or communication

on the account of this sacrifice. That when God

of the Spirit. The Gospel the means of it. The

is, for the sake of it, willing; we might no

inseparable connexion hereof with the former, the

longer remain unwilling. That unwillingness

imparting of righteousness, for removing the guilt

to he overcome by the power and spirit of

of sin. In what sense the Holy Spirit of God is

Emmanuel; as hereafter to be more fully shown.

said to be given, or communicated. What per-

But working (suitably to an intelligent subject)

sonal union signifies. How personal presence,

in a rational way. To which a great accom-

vital union, communicated influences, concern

modateness, in the constitution of Emmanuel.

the inquiry. In what respect the necessity assert-

As demonstrating divine love, and holiness. In

ed of this communication. Since such fulness of

its loveliness. Possibility of being attained.

Spirit in Emmanuel, purposely for communica-

tion; how comes it to pass he, thereby, raises no

CHAP. VI. T'he necessity of this constitution of

more such temples; the necessity of this com-

Emmanuel to the erecting God's temple in the

munication, for this purpose, represented two

world. The discoursing of this matter, proper

ways: by showing, !. Thm .he i toly Scripture

on this occasion. As to God's part herein, first,

teaches that God doth give his Spirit, though

proposed to show, both that a recompense was

under distinct notions, only through Christ. 2.

necessary to be made, and that it could be made

That it was most reasonable, and therefore ne-

no other way. Towards the evincing the former,

cessary it should be so. The doctrine of Scrip-
sundry things gradually laid down. The point

ture herein proposed under six heads. .




CHAP. X. The first of the mentioned six heads insist | the Vanity of this Mortal Life. In Two Treatises,

ed on-That the spirit is given both as a Builder, on Psalm xvii. 15. As for me, I will behold thy face

and as an Inhabitant of this temple. Scripture in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake,

testimony concerning the former of those, and the with thy likeness : and Psalm lxxxix. 47. Remember

latter. And for the sake of his death and suffer how short my time is: wherefore hust thou made all

ings Anciently, the blessing of Abraham, and men in vain 2


his seed from age to age, upon this account.
More copiously and to other nations, when the

Chap. I. A proemial discourse. A reflection upon

fulness of time was come. Christ's death hath

some foregoing verses of the psalm, by way of

influence for these two purposes with much dif-

introduction to the text. A consideration of its

ference, to be afterwards explained. Colossians

somewhat various readings, and of its literal im-

i 19, 20, 21. largely opened. A digression re-

portance. A discussion of its real importance so

lating thereto. The principal import of that text,

far as is necessary to the settling the subject of

to show the dependence Christ's whole work of

the present discourse.

. 191

reconciliation, both of God to us, and of us to CHAP. II. A summary proposal of the doctrine

God, had upon his sacrifice on the cross. The

contained in this scripture. A distribution of it

latter whereof is effected by his Spirit, obtained

into three distinct heads of discourse; viz. 1. The

by that sacrifice. Other texts to the same pur-

qualified subject. 2. The nature. 3. The season

pose. Further noted, that the Spirit is expressly

of the blessedness here spoken of. The first of

said to be given by Christ, or in his name, &c.

these taken into consideration, where the qualifi-

Given for building or preparing a temple, by a

cation, righteousness, is treated of. About which

less certain, known rule.

101 is shown, 1. What it is. 2. How it qualifies. · 194

Ceap. XI. The sixth head proposed before, now Chap. III. The nature of this blessedness pro-
insisted on. That for the purpose of inhabiting

pounded unto consideration, in the three ingre-
this temple, already formed, the Spirit is given by

dients (here mentioned) whereof it consists. 1.
the Eminanuel, as a trustee. The Oeconomus,

Vision of God's face. 2. Assimilation to him,
or chief Sleward of God's household. And by a

3. The satisfaction resulting thence. These pro-

certain, known rule. Giving them, that are to

pounded to be considered, 1. Absolutely and

partake therein, the ground of a rightful claim

singly, each by itself. 2. Relatively, in their

unto this great and most comprehensive gift.

muual respects to each other. The first of these,

Whereupon to be considered," The dueness,

Vision of God's face, discoursed of. 1. The ob-

amplitude, or comprehensiveness thereof. (1.)

ject. 2. The act.


The dueness of it. 1. By promise. 2. By this
promise, its having the form of a covenant, resti-

Chap. IV. The second ingredient into this bless.
pulated on their part. 3. From their state of

edness considered, Assimilation to God, or his

sonship, as regenerate. Adopted. 4. From their

glory imprest. Wherein it consists, discovered

being io receive it by faith. (2.) Its ample ex-

in sundry propositions. The third ingredient,

tent, measured by the covenant, considered partly

The satisfaction and pleasure which results, sta-

in actu signato. In actu exercito. Infers recon-

ted and opened.


ciliation, relation. The summary of the covenant Chap. V. The relative consideration of these three
refers to it. The conclusion.

ingredients of the saints' blessedness; where it
The Reconcileableness of God's Prescience of the is propounded to show particularly, 1. What
Sins of Men, with the Wisdom and Sincerity of his

relation vision hath to assimilation. 2. What

Counsels, Exhortations, and whatsoever Means he

both these have to satisfaction. The relation be-

oses to prevent them. In a Letter to the Hon. Robert

tween the two former, inquired into. An entrance

Boyle, Esq. To which is added a Postscript in De-

upon the much larger discourse, what relation

fence of the said Letter. ....

and influence the two foriner have towards the

third. What vision of God's face or glory con-

Man's Creation in a holy but mutable State. Eccl.

tributes towards satisfaction, estimated from the

vii. 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath

consideration, 1. Of the object of the glory to be

made man upright ; but they have sought out many

beheld; as 'tis divine, entire, permanent, appro-





A Calm and Sober Inquiry concerning the Possi CHAP. VI. What the vision of God's face contri-
bility of a Trinity in the Godhead, in a Letter to a

butes to the soul's satisfaction, estimated from

Person of worth ; occasioned by the lately published

the consideration of the act of vision itself.

Considerations on the Explications on the Doctrine Wherein this pleasure surpasses that of A

of the Trinity, by Dr. Wallis, Dr. Sherlock, Dr.

comparison pursued more at large, between this

s-ch, Dr. Cudworth, &c. Together with certain

intuition and discourse, between it and faith.

Letters, formerly written to the Reverend Dr. Wal-

This intuition more absolutely considered : Its

his on the same subject.

. 136

characters, and what they contribute to the satis-

A Letter to a Friend concerning a Postscript to

faction of the blessed soul: That it is, viz. effica-

the Defence of Dr. Sherlock's Notion of the Trinity

cious, comprehensive, fixed, appropriate. .. 208

in Unity, relating to the Calm and Sober Inquiry Chap. VII. Wherein assimilation (the likeness or
upon the same subject. .

.. 151

glory of God impressed) contributes anto sctis-

A View of that part of the late Considerations ad-

faction : where is particularly propounded to be

y dressed to H. H. about the Trinity, which


shown, What pleasure it involves, what it dis-

the Sober Inquiry on that subject. In a Letter to the

poses to : What it involves in the esse of it, what

former friend.

.. 157

in the cognosci. 1. The pleasure of being like

God discovered. 2. Showing concerning the

A Letter written out of the Country to a Person of image of God (generally considered) thai it is

quality in the City, who took offence at the late Ser-

the soul's health and soundness restored ; that

mon of Dr. Stillingfleet, (Dean of St. Paul's,) before

it is a vital, an intimale, a connatural, a perfect

the Lord Mayor...

168 image.


Some Consideration of a Preface to an Inquiry Chap. VIII. The satisfaction carried in the glory

concerning the occasional Conformity of Dissenters. 180 of God impressed, further shown by instances.


Certain particulars of this: impression instanced

in a dependent frame of spirit, subjection or self-

further recommended from the Consideration of devoting, love, purity, liberty, tranquillity. 214

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CHAP. IX. The pleasure arising from knowing or sedness of spirit (as shall be found in any mea-

considering ourselves to be like God: from con-

sure already attained) towards this blessedness.

sidering it, 1. Absolutely, 2. Comparatively, or

That 'tis blessedness begun which disposes to the

respectively: To the former state of the soul,

consummate state of it. That we are therefore

To the state of lost souls, To its pattern, To the

to endeavour the daily increase of our prósent

way of accomplishment, To the soul's own ex-

knowledge of God, conformity to him, and the

pectations, To what it secures. The pleasure

satisfiedncss of our spirits therein.


whereto it disposes, of union, communion. A
comparison of this righteousness, with this bless-

CHAP. XIX. Rule 5. Directing to raise our de-



sires above the actual or possible attainments of

this our present, and terminale them upon the fu-

Chap. X. The season of this satisfaction, which

ture consummate state of blessedness. The rule

is two-fold; at death, and at the resurrection.

explained and pressed by sundry considerations.

The former spoken to; wherein is shown, That

Rule 6. That we add to a desirous pursuit, a

this life is to the soul (even of a saint) but as a

joyful expectation of this blessedness, which is

sleep: That at death it awakes. As to the latter;

pursued in certain subordinate directions. . 257

That there is a considerable accession to its hap-

CHAP. XX. The addition of two rules, that more

piness at the resurrection.


specially respect the yet future season of this

Chap. XI. An introduction to the use of the doc-

blessedness, after this life; viz. Rule 7. That we

trine hitherto proposed. The use divided into

patiently wait for it until death. Rule 8. That

Inferences of truth, Rules of duty. 1. Infe-

we love not too much this present life. . 262

rence, That blessedness consists not in any sen-

The Vanity of this mortal life: or, of Man, con-

sual enjoyment. 2. Inference, The spirit of man

(since 'tis capable of so high a blessedness) is a

sidered in his present Mortal State.-Psalm lxxxix.

47, 48. Remember how short my time is : wherefore

being of high excellency.


hast thou made all men in vain. What man is he that

Chap. XII. Inference 3. That a change of heart liveth, and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his
is necessary to this blessedness. The pretences soul from the hand of the grave ? Selah.

of ungodly men, whereby they would avoid the
necessity of this change. Five considerations

A Discourse relating to the expectation of future

Blessedness.—Hebrews x. 36. For ye have weed of

proposed in order to the detecting the vanity of

patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye

such pretences. A particular discussion and re-


futation of those pretences.

might receive the promise.


An Apperdix, containing some memorial of Dr.

CHAP. XIII. Fourth Inference. That the soul in

which such a change is wrought, restlessly pur-

Henry Sampson, a late noted Physician in the

City of London.


sues this blessedness till it be attained. Fifth

Inference. That the knowing of God, and con- The worthy Dr. Grew's Account of this his excel-

formity to him, are satisfying things, and do now

lent Brother-in-law.


in a degree satisfy, according to the measure

A Discourse concerning the Redeemer's Dominion

wherein they are attained. Sixth Inference, That

over the Invisible World, and the entrance thereinto

the love of God towards his people is great, that

by death. Some part whereof was preached on

hath designed for them so great, and even a satis-

occasion of the Death of John Hoghton, Esq. eldest

fying good.


son of Sir Charles Hoghton, of Hoghton-Tower, in

CHAP. XIV. 7. Inference. That since this bless- the County of Lancaster, Baronet.- Rev. i. 18. And

edness is limited to a qualified subject, “I in have the keys of hell (hades or the unseen world) and

righteousness," the unrighteous are necessarily

of death.


left excluded. 8. Inference. That righteousness Or Thoughtfulness for the Morrow—Matt. vi. 34.
is no vain thing, inasmuch as it hath so happy

Take therefore no thought for the morrow : for the

an issue, and ends so well.


morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

Chap. XV. Two other inferences, from the con- Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.


sideration of the season of this blessedness: The

An Appendix to the foregoing Discourse, concern-

former, that inasinuch as this blessedness is not

ing the immoderate desire of knowing Things to

attained in this life, the present happiness of


saints must in a great part consist in hope. The

latter, that great is the wisdom and sagacity of A Treatise of Delighting in God.—Psalm xxxvii.

the righteous man, which waves a present tempo- 4. Delight thyself also in the Lord. and he shall give

rary happiness, and chooses that which is distant thee the desires of thine heart. In Two Parts. . 349

and future.


Part I. Showing the Import of this Precept. 351

Chap. XVI. The second general head of the im-

Part II. Concerning the Practice of Delight in

provement or use of the doctrine propounded

God. . . .

.. 379

from the text, containing certain rules or prescrip-

tions of duty connatural thereto. 1. That we Self-dedication discoursed in the Anniversary

setile in our minds the true notion of this blessed- Thanksgiving of a Person of honour for a great Deli-

ness. 2. That we compare the temper of our verance. Rom. xii. 1.-1 beseech you, therefore, breth-

own spirits with it, and labour thence to discern ren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a

whether we may lay claim to it or no, .. 240 living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is

your reasonable service.


Chap. XVII. Rule 3. Directing such as upon in-

quiry find, or see cause to suspect, a total aver-
sation in themselves to this blessedness, to be on those words, Rom. vi. 13. Yield yourselves to
speedy and restless in their endeavours to have God..


the temper of their spirits altered and made suit-

The Redeemer's Tears wept over Lost Souls. A

able to it. Doubts and objections concerning

Treatise on Luke xix. 41, 42. And when he was

the use of such endeavours, in such a case, an-

come near, he beheld the city and wept over it, saying, If

swered. Some considerations to enforce this di-

thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day,

rection propounded and pressed.


the things which belong unto thr, peace ! but now they

Chap. XVIII. Rule 4. Directing to the endea- are hid from thine eyes. With an Appendix, wherein

vour of a gradual improvement in such a dispo- somewhat is occasionally discoursed, concerning the

Two Sermons preached at: Thurlow, in Suffolk, X




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Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, and how God is

said to will the Salvation of them that perish. . . . 432

The Camality of Religious Contention, in Two .

Sermons, preached at the Merchants' Lecture, in

Broad Street.-Gal. v. 16. This I say then, Walk in

the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. . 457

A Sermon concerning Union among Protestants :

a Discourse answering the following Question,

"Wha: may most hopefuliy be attempted to allay

anim.csities among Protestants that our

Divisions may

not be our Ruin ?"-Col. ii. 2. That their hearts might

be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all

riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the ac-

knocledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father,

end of Christ.


or Charity in reference to other Men's Sinj.-
1 Cor. xin. 6. Rejoiceth not in iniquity. .


The right Use of that argument in Prayer, from the

Name of God; on behalf of a People that profess it.

-Jer. xiv, 21. Do not abhor us for thy name's sake.


The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit, in every

age, with reference to Particular Persons: consider-

ed in several Sermons, on John iii. 6. That which is

born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the

Spirit is spirit ; and Gal. v. 25. If we live in the Spi-

rit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


The Prosperous State of the Christian Interest be-

fore the End of Time, by a plentiful efusion of the

Holy Spirit, considered in Fifteen Sermons, on Ezek.

uxix. 29. Neither will I hide my face any more from

hea: for I have poured out my Spirit upon the house

vf Israel, saith the Lord God. :


The Obligations from Nature and Revelation to

Family Religion and Worship, represented and

pressed in Six Sermons; from Josh. xxiv. 15. But

* for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. .. 608

The Vanity of a Formal Profession of Religion,

considered in Eight Sermons, on Titus i. 16. They

profess that they know God; but in his works they deny

kim, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every

good work reprobate.


The Love of God and our Brother, considered in

Seventeen Sermons, on 1 John iv. 20. He that loveth

tot his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love

God whom he hath not seen ? Preached at a weekly

morning Lecture at Cordwainer's Hall, in the year



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Serm. VII. The Parable of the Unjust Judge.-

Luke xviii. 1-8. And he spake a parable unto

them to this end, that men ought always to pray,

and not to faint; saying, There was in a city a

judge, which feared not God, neither regarded

man: and there was a widow in that city; and she

came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adver-

sary. And he would not for a while ; but afterward

he said within himself, Though I fear not God,

nor regard man ; yet because this widow troubleth

me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming

she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the

unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his

own elect, which cry day and night unto him,

though he bear long with them? I tell you that

he will avenge them specdily. Nevertheless when

the Son of man comelh, shall he find faith on the

earth ?

SERM. VIII. The Influence of Hope.-Rom. v. 5.

Hope maketh not ashamed.

Serm. IX. Christians exhorted not to sleep, as do

others.—1 Thes. v. 6. Therefore let us nol sleep,

as do others.

Serm. X. Jerusalem rebuilt in troublous times.-

Dan, ix. 25. The street shall be built again, and

the wall, even in troublous times.

SERM. XI. David's prayer, that the way of God may

be known upon Earth.-Psalm lxvii. 2, 3. That

thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health

among all nations. Let the people praise thee, o

God, let all the people praise thee. .

Serm. XII. The Sin and Danger of forsaking the

Lord.—Josh. xxiv. 20. If ye forsake the Lord,

and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do

you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done

you good.

SERM. XIII. The Wicked turned into Hell.-Psalm

ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and

all the nations that forget God.. .


I. On the Gospel recommending itself to every

Man's Conscience. Seven Sermons from 2 Cor.

iv. 2. But "ave renounced the hidden things of

dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling

the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation

of the truih commending ourselves to every man's

conscience in the sight of God.

II. They to whom the Gospel is hid, are lost souls.

Six Serinons, from 2 Cor. iv. 3. But if our Gos-

pel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.

III. On Hope. Fourteen Sermons, from Rom. viii.

24. For we are saved by hope ; but hope that is

seen is not hope : for whut a man seeth, why doth he

yet hope for ?

IV. Friendship with God. Ten Sermons, from

James ii. 23. And the scripture was fulfilled

which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was im-

puted unto him for righteousness : and he was call-

ed the friend of God.

V. On Regeneration. Thirteen Sermons, from 1

John v. 1. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the

Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth

him that begat, loveth him also that is begollen of

him. .

A Sermon directing what we are to do, after a strict
Inquiry, whether or no we truly love God.—John v.
42. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God









Sexy. I. Times and Seasons reserved in the Fa-

ther's own power.-Acts i. 7. And he said unto
then, it is not for you to know the times or the sea-

soas, which the Father hath put in his own power. 701
SERM. II. Believers troubled, yet not distressed.

-2 Cor. iv. 8 We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed.

SERM. III. Wherein afflictions are to be accounted

joyful.-James i. 2. Mybrethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations.

Serm. IV. The Improvement of Amictions desi-

red.-1 Peter v. 10. But the God of ull grace,
who hath called us into his eternal glory by Christ
Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you
perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

SERM. V. The Sin and Consequence of vexing the

Holy Spirit.—Isa. Ixiii. 10. But they rebelled,
and vered his Holy Spirit : therefore he was turn-

ed to be their enemy, and he fought against them. 717
SERM. VI. Obedience to be united with hearing

the Word.-James i. 22. But be ye doers of the
word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own


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Rom. xi. 4. For he is the minister of God to thee for

A Two-fold Discourse. I. Of Man's Enmity
against God. II. Of Reconciliation between God
and Man.-Col. i. 21. And you, that were sometime
alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works,
yet now hath he reconciled.

A Sermon preached on the Fifth of November,
1703.—Col. i. 13. Who hath delivered us from the
power of darkness, and hath translated us into the king-
dom of his dear Son. .


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A Funeral Sermon for that faithful and laborious

Servant of Christ, Mr. Richard Fairclough, who
deceased July 4, 1682, in the 61st year of his
age.—Matt. xxv. 21. His lord said unto him,
Well done, thou good and faithful servant ; thou
hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
thee ruler over many things : enter thou into the
joy of thy lord.

A Sermon on the much-lamented Death of that

reverend and worthy Servant of Christ, Mr. Ri-
chard Adams, M. A. sometime Fellow of Brazen-
nose College in Oxford, afterwards Minister of
St. Mildred, Bread-street, London, more lately
Pastor of a Congregation in Southwark, who de-
ceased Feb. 7, 1697-8.- Phil. i. 23. Having a
desire to depart, and to be with Christ ; which is
far better.

A Funeral Sermon for that excellent Minister of

Christ, the truly Rev. William Bates, D. D. who
deccased July 14, 1699.- John xi. 16. Then
said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his
fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that wc may die
with him.

A Funeral Sermon for that very reverend and most

laborious Servant of Christ, in the Work of the
Ministry, Mr. Matthew Mead, who deceased
Oct. 16, 1699.—1 Tim. iv. 16. Thou shalt both
save thyself and them that hear thee.

A Funeral Sermon for that faithful, learned, and

most worthy Minister of the Gospel, the Rev.
Peter Vink, B. D. who deceased Sept. 6, 1702.
-Acts v. 20. Go, stand and speak in the temple
to the people all the words of this life.

A Funeral Sermon for Mrs. Esther Sampson.-

Luke xiii. 16. · And ought not this woman, being
a daughter of Abraham, whom Satun hath bound,
lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on
the sabbath day?

A Discourse relating to the much-lamented Death

and solemn Funeral of Queen Mary:-Heb. xii.

23. And to the spirits of just men made perfect. 1012
A Funeral Sermon on the Death of Mrs. Margaret

Baxter.—2 Cor. v. 8. We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the body, and to
be present with the Lord.

A Funeral Sermon on the Death of Mrs. Judith

Haminond.—1 Cor. xv. 54. Death is swallowed
up in victory.


Fragment of a Sermon.

Mr. Spademan's Funeral Sermon for Mr. John

Part I. containing,
I. An Introduction, proving the Necessity of their

being taught, in Iwo Lectures, on Heb. v. 12.
Ye have need that one teach you again, which be
the first principles of the oracles of God.

II. The Existence of God, manifest from the Crea-

tion, in Four Lectures, on Rom. i. 20. For the
invisible things of him from the creation of the
world are clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his eternal power and
Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

III. The Divine Authority of the Scriptures, in

Four Lectures, on 2 Tim. iii. 16. All Scripture
is given by inspiration of God.

IV. The Unity of the Godhead, in Two Lectures,


are one.

on James ii. 19. Thou believest that there is one
God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and

V. The Trinity of Persons in the Divine Essence,

in Four Lectures, on 1 John v. 7. For there
are three that bear record in heaven, the Father,
the Word, and the Holy Ghose : and these three

VI. The Attributes and Perfections of the Divine

Being, in Nine Lectures, on Matt. v. 48. Be ye
therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect.

PART II. containing,
1. The Decrees or Counsels of God, in Eight

Lectures, on Ephes. i. 11. In whom also we have
obtained an inheritance, being predestinated ac-
cording to the purpose of him who worketh all
things after the counsel of his own will.

II. God's Work of Creation, in Seven Lectures, on

Heb. xi. 3. Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word of God, so
that things which are seen were not made of things
which do appear.

III. God's Creation of Man, in Three Lectures, on

Gen. i. 27. So God created man in his own

image ; in the image of God created he him. 1177
IV. The Fall of the First Man, and the Fallen

State of Man, with the Dea!h and Misery conse-
quent on each of them, in Fourteen Lectures, on
Rom. v. 12. Wherefore, as by one man sin enter-
ed into the world, and death by sin ; and so death

passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. , 1192
V. The Justice and Righteousness of God vindica-

ted, as to all Men's coming into the World with
depraved Natures, in Eight Lectures, ou Psalm
lí. 4, 5. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in thy sight : that thou mightest
be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when
thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity ;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

VI. The General and Special Grace of God, in

order to the Recovery of Apostate Souls, in Three
Lectures, on Luke ii. 14. Good will towards




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